What's the difference between קוראים לי and שמי?
Literally, קוראים לי is "[they] call me", while שמי is "my name [is]"(you can drop the "is" or add it- שמי הוא. It's usually dropped.)
They are used interchangably, though.
"קוראים לי" it's the most common way.
You can say "קוראים לי טל" or "שמי הוא טל" and the meaning will be the same in both of the sentences.
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means saying קורים
Shalóm, kor'ím li Tal.
How do you pronounce שמי?
Apparently just how it's spelled: "shmi"
שלום, לי קוראים טל
Should also be correct, although it's a bit unusual
If you want to say that more intensely.
Thanks for the reference!
this thing is messed
Why קוראים - isn't ים the plural? Tal is only one person!
It literally translates as, "They call me Tal." It's similar to the Spanish "Me llama..." (that translates literally as, "I am called...").
In Spanish, it's "me llamo" - the literal translation is "I call myself"
When is it appropriate to us לי as "is" in a sentence? ...Since "is" is just one of those words that usually isn't used often but is just implied most of the time.
kor'im means "they call" and li means, literally, "to me" so it is actually saying "They call me..." not "my name is..." The hebrew is not saying "is," that is just how it would be translated to sound more natural in English
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Would it make sense if I said
השם לי טל?
No. Correct would be השם שלי הוא טל.